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in plotting an assassination against the saudi ambassador to the u.s. brooke? >> i want to run down the counts. conspiracy to murder a foreign official, foreign travel and use of interstate and foreign commerce in the murder-for-hire, to engage in foreign travel and use interstate facilities in the commission for murder of hire. commit to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism. eric holder earlier said that they will hold iran accountable. isha? >> let's play for our viewers some of what the attorney general said a short time ago as we leave out details of this alleged plot. let's listen. >> good afternoon. today the department of justice is announcing charges against two people who allegedly attempted to carry out deadly plot that was directed by factions of the iranian government to assassinate a foreign ambassador here in the united states. manssour, a nationalized citizen who holds an iranian passport and was arrested in new york is accused of working with the iranian revolutionary corps to devise a scheme to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the in
in connection with the plot. one of them a u.s. citizen. appeared in a federal courthouse today. let's go out front. i'm erin burnett. out front a major terror plot on u.s. soil foiled. a senior administration official tells me this was international murder for hire. here's what we've been told. two men charged in an alleged plot to assassinate the saudi arabian ambassador to the united states. one is a naturalized u.s. citizen in custody and identified as 56-year-old mondaysor ar bab si ar. he appeared in a courthouse this afternoon. he did not enter a plea. according to the complaint that we read, he planned for someone to kill the saudi arabian ambassador at one of his favorite restaurants in washington, d.c. he told an informant that mass casualties didn't matter, saying, "if the hundred go with him, expletive, them." the plot itself is a work of intrigue. it began this spring when he met in mexico with a d.e.a. informant posing as a member of a violent drug cartel. over the next few months, he got the informant to agree to assassinate the ambassador for a fee o$1.5 million. he also wante
.vitac.com >>> breaking news. president obama announces the end of the iraq war. he said all u.s. troops will be home for the holidays. also, growing questions about whether moammar gadhafi was executed. was the death of the libyan -- look who might be weighing a run for the white house in 2016. vice president joe biden raising speculation with what he told candy crowley. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> when the u.s. invaded iraq back in march 2003, few people imagined it was the start of a nightmare that would last almost nine years, cost more than 4,000 american lives, plus hundred of billions of u.s. taxpayer doll lors. the u.s. mission in iraq which had been gradually drawing down will instead come to an abrupt end in just over two months with all american forces out of iraq by year's end. president obama himself announced the end of the iraq war. >> today, i can report that as promised, the rest of our troops in iraq will come home by the end of the year. after nearly nine years, america's war in iraq will be over. over the next two months, our troops in iraq, tens of thous
blitzer in the shutation room, it starts right now. >> fear the u.s. could soon be facing yet another credit downgrade. eyes and pressure on the congressional super committee. stand by. new information coming in. also, u.s. troops weeks away from leaving iraq. will iran move to fill some sort of void? i will talk about that and more this hour. with iraq's ambassador to the united states. he has strong views. >>> and karl rove warning rick perry is making a big mistake by signing on to one controversial issue many people thought would settle. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the "the situation room." >>> president obama is going around congress for his latest plan. he is out west focusing in on the ongoing housing crisis that continues to drag down the u.s. economy. he wants it make it easier for a homeowners who are under water to refinance and he is unveiling his plan in one of hardest hit housing markets in the country. we are talking about las vegas nevada. jessica is joining us now with details. jessica, what is the president doing? >> he is rolling out a new plan to help homeowners dr
it will consider that bill. white house correspondent dan lothian is traveling with the president and joins us live from pittsburgh. hi, there, dan. is the president preparing for the possibility that his jobs bill may not pass today's test in the senate? >> reporter: it it does appear that he is. in fact, he's meeting with his jobs council and a short minute ago he was asked about this and the president responded, saying, he doesn't know how congress will respond to the overall jobs bill but the expectation is that if in fact they don't pass it, as one entire piece, that it would be broken into parts. they would certainly push for the infrastructure component of that and then pressure would be applied later to get all of those other pieces done. but what the white house really wants is for this whole package to be taken up in one piece because they believe that's the only way to really get the economy going to create the kinds of jobs that the president would like to see. >> and when you look at this package, dan, we're talking $447 billion. one of sticking points is obviously taxing the rich. the
it says it foiled a tehran-backed murder plot. the u.s. accuses iran of killing the u.s. ambassador. the alleged plot sun characteristic of iran's current government, some say. >>> the nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a u.s. passenger play on christmas day 2009 has pleaded guilty to all charges against him. the so-called underwear bomber said he was guilty under u.s. law but not according to the koran. >>> executives and engineers of rimm are in damage-control mode as problems with the mobile service spread into north america. research in motion's chief information officer issued a written apology to customers. we'll have more details on the story during "world business today" just minutes away. those are the top stories from cnn, the world's news leader. i'm monita rajpal. >>> good morning from cnn london, i'm nina dos santos. >> and a very good afternoon from cnn hong kong. i'm andrew stevens. you're watching "world business today" and the top stories this thursday, october 14th. after five years of political wrangling, u.s. congress passes a free trade deal with south ko
seen using her turn signal at least twice. it is her father who seems to have taken the wrong turn by turning to his daughter. >> i got, i got a designated driver. >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> at the world headquarters in atlanta, i'll see you back here in an hour from now. "the situation room" begins right now. >>> after nearly nine years, an abrupt end to the military mission in iraq. all american forces will now be home by the end of this year. also, the death of a dictator. new details of the final chaotic moments of libya's moammar gadhafi. how did he really die? and herman cain surging in the polls. can he win the republican presidential nomination? we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. >> today i can report that as promised, the rest of our troops in iraq will come home by the end of the year. after nearly nine years, america's war in iraq will be over. over the next two months, our troops in iraq, tens of thousands of them, will pack up their gear and board convoys for the jou
in connection with the plot. one of them a u.s. citizen. let's go "out front". >>> senior administration official tells me this was international murder for hire. here's what we have been told. two men charged in an alleged plot to assassinate the saudi arabiian ambassador to the united states. both are iranian. one is also a naturalized u.s. citizen, who's in custody and identified as 56-year-old manssor arbabsiar. manssor arbabsiar appeared in a federal courthouse in downtown manhattan this afternoon. he did not enter a plea. according to the complaint that we read, manssor arbabsiar planned for someone to kill the saudi arabian ambassador at one of his favorite restaurants in washington, d.c. he told an informant that mass casualties didn't matter saying "if the hundred go with him, exbest metive them." . the plot is a work of intrigue. manssor arbabsiar met with a dea member posing as a member of one of mexico's biggest violent drug cartels. it got them to agree to assassinate the ambassador for $1.5 million. he planned to pursue an attack on the israeli embassy in washington. with h
dan rivers is in tripoli for us. dan, we're about to show our viewers of video of a bloody moammar gadhafi after the capture while he's still alive. what do you know about gadhafi's final moments? >> reporter: well, this video does shed some light on it. it's tough to watch. but i think it's important to have a look at this. you can clearly see that gadhafi is alive when you look at this footage. he is being led away. he looks like he's got a lot of blood on his face. but he is clearly alive. at this point. it seems then that at some point between this video being taken and a subsequent video being taken that he clearly died. now, whether he died of his injuries he sustained when shot, some sources have us believe or whether he was literally beaten to death by this mob of ntc troops sort of pistol whipped to death, we don't know. but clearly here, he seems alive. you get a real visceral sense from this footage of just how roughly he was handled here. naturally perhaps one can imagine that the passion is running so high, but also, i have to stop for that shooting there. but also a s
lawrence, live for us at the pentagon. we're talking 39,000 u.s. troops leaving iraq. as we heard the president say, being home for the holidays is certainly good news for folks here at home. but explain to me, though, we know that the u.s. and iraq didn't exactly see eye to eye with regard to an immunity issue because the u.s. wanted to have several thousand troops remain. >> that's right. there was a split, on both sides. there were some iraqi leaders who wanted a security of having a small u.s. force there. but ultimately it mainly came down to this issue of legal immunity. and what that means is, right now iraq and the u.s. have an agreement that american troops are not subject to iraqi law. they would fall under the uniform code of military justice right now. well, that agreement expires at the end of the year. and to set up a new agreement or to extend that agreement, iraq would have had to have agreed to grant that same immunity going forward. the iraqi politicians and parliament were not able to okay that or to agree to that and the u.s. government and by extension they co
of america that built this great country. ronald reagan, one of our greatest presidents, used to describe this nation as that shining city on a hill. but in the last several years, that shining city on a hill has slid down to the side of the hill because of the struggling economy because this administration is weakening our military. because of foggy foreign policy around the world and because of a severe deficiency of leadership, i believe that the american people are saying loud and clear, that they want to move this shining city on the hill back to the top of the hill where it belongs. and i believe that we can do that in november of 2012. [ applause ] there are two things that some people having figured out yet. some are still trying to answer the question, why is herman cain doing so well in the polls? he doesn't have the greatest amount of money. a lot of people didn't even know who he was. i can tell you what's happening that they don't get yet. number one, the voice of the people is more powerful than the voice of the media. you are the people and you are listening. [ applause ] s
of fame here on cnn, thanks to us. that's your political pop here on monday. >>> thanks for watching. i'm brooke baldwin here in atlanta. live in "the situation room," the man who used to work out with president obama, jon huntsman now want his woman. t"the situation room" now starting with wolf blitzer. >> a program raising new concerns about cyber attacks, experts are washing, this virus may be just the beginning. >>> also, another troubled government investment comes to light. details of what happened to another green company after it received millions of dollars. >>> i'll talk about that an much more with the other mormon candidate, jon huntsman. he joins us live this hour. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. >>> it's one of the u.s. military's most important weapons systems playing a critical role in the fight against terror. and now there's new growing concern over the computers that concern drone aircraft. they're infected with a persistent virus but it is only part after much, much bigger threat. our correspondent chris lawrence is investigating all o
here in the region, we've seen a deterioration in the relationship between the u.s. and saudi arabia, a chilling effect going on, because the saudis saw the u.s. as supporting the revolutionary movement in egypt and they don't like revolutionary movements going on in this region. >> we will wait and see. thank you very much. >>> thank you very much. we will continue -- wolf blitzer will continue this coverage, very serious story with clearly international implications, "the situation room with wolf blitzer" starts right now. >> brooke, thanks very much. >>> happening now, breaking news. an alleged iranian plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states. two men now charged. one is due in court this hour. >>> we're also following reaction this hour from tehran to riyadh to the white house and beyond. our correspondents around the world are standing by. and the united states is vowing to hold inner accountable, but how? we're working all angles of this major breaking news story right now. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." we're also awaiting a state
. congresswoman, thank you for the time for being with us. >> erin, it's wonderful to be with you. thank you. >> let me start with vice president biden this morning on abc. he was talking about the terror plot, he said it was an outrageous act and the iranians will have to be held accountable. that's the quote. if you were president, would military action be on the table? >> if i was president, i wouldn't have taken my eye off the number one issue in the middle east, which is iran obtaining nuclear weapons. the problem with the obama administration is they have put significant daylight between israel and the united states from day one of the obama presidency. the president unfortunately sent signals of weakness and focused on israel building apartments on their own land as opposed to iran obtaining a nuclear weapon. that's been the problem. when you have a nation that's a hostile nation, seeing the united states from a point of weakness, that can lead to actions that are absolutely heinous like we're seeing today. >> does it seem like there's a lot of confusion or uncertainty how high this g
graduate is indicted in a terror plot. they said he tried to use remote controlled planes to attack the white house and capitol. he has a detention hearing on monday. >>> florida has decided to buck gop rules and move its primary date up. that's wreaking havoc with the republican primary calendar. yesterday florida republicans announced they are moving the state's presidential primary to january 31st. iowa, new hampshire, nevada and south carolina have vowed to move their nominating process ahead of florida to protect their early voting status. >>> and astronaut mark kelley's retirement from the navy took effect today. he was a test and combat pilot before commanding nasa space shuttle flight. in june kelly said he wanted to spend more time with his wife, arizona congresswoman gifford gifforgiffords. >>> 15 people in eight states have died after eating tainted cantaloupe cantaloupes. it was traced to jenson farm. the cdc says it can take weeks before symptoms occur and the death toll could rise. >>> now back to our top snow shower information emerged about the men who were with anwa
of minutes with us here. have a wonderful weekend and that does it for more. "the situation room" starts now. >>> thanks very much. happening now, declining support after a series of major stumbles. will a critical speech help turn the tide for a republican presidential candidate rick perry? >>> also, the chilling final seconds of a doomed air france flight. transcripted reveal panic and disbelief in the cockpit. >>> plus, drones just like the ones used by the united states military should anyone be able to buy them? turns out they can. but what's going to prevent terrorists from buying and using them? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> he entered the race at the top of the polls, but rick perry has been watching his numbers slide and slide. his momentum rather slow. now, with a closely watched speech, the texas governor is trying to reverse his declining campaign fortunes. jim acosta is joining us now. he delivered what his campaign described as a major speech today. >> that's right. the speech was called the energizing american jobs
predators in the ocean. we reveal how sharks have more to fear from us. revealing investigation, fascinating characters, stories with impact, this is cnn presents with your host tonight, soledad o'brien and sanjay gupta. >> we begin this evening with a cnn presents special investigation, a story that sounds all too familiar. >> catholic priests accused of abusing children. church leaders, accused of covering it up. >> this familiar story has a disturbing new chapter. hundreds of these-pieces live unmonitored in unexpecting communities. >> as we learned in some cases, they live next to schools and they live next to parks. gary tuchman tracks down some of the most notorious offenders, predators in plain sight. >> reporter: here we are on a block where a molester priest lives, do you think the neighbors know about it? >> i'm certain they do not. >> ray is a los angeles attorney who works with victims of sexual abuse. >> unfortunately around los angeles and around the country, there are hundreds of priests in our communities without anybody having any understanding there's this danger sitting th
is in america. he is taking some advanced helicopter training with the u.s. military. he was off duty. he was kicking back with his buddies at this hotel. it was this roof top bar in san diego. he came to the aid of a damsel in distress. a young woman at this roof top bar was tossed fully clothed into the pool. when she got out, she said harry wrapped her with his towel to keep her warm. she met up with them the next night for drinks. >>> now hour two. watch this. >>> welcome back. the president getting grilled on the economy. jury deliberations in a gruesome murder trial in a computer virus infects u.s. drones. we want to begin live at the white house with a story just in to cnn. jessica, what do you know? >> reporter: a senior administration official tells cnn that a senior member of the network has been killed. it happened overnight earlier today in north waziristan, pakistan. and a man by the name of, we're told played a central role in helping the hackani network attack u.s. targets in kabul and south eastern afghanistan. that he was killed in a part of pakistan. and this is consider
and what her sources are saying about the chemical weapons he wanted to use on america, the country he was born in and the country that educated him and early this morning the country that hunted him down. around 3:00 a.m. eastern time, the u.s. launches a joint operation with the yemenis, a car believed to be carrying al awlaki is targeted. that's on the outskirts of a town east of the capital. a u.s. drone fires its missile and one of america's top terror targets is dead. >> the death of awlaki is a major blow to al qaeda's most active operational affiliate. >> anwar al awlaki was a long way from the home when the missile found him in yemen. born in new mexico and educated in the u.s., he radicalized and became a leader in al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. implicated in many plots to kill americans, he was a top terror recruiter, awlaki's presence was felt in >> reporter: the alleged shooter, major nidal hasan is believed to have exchanged e-mails with awlaki before the rampage that left 13 people dead. awlaki is also linked to other terror plots, including the would-be underwear bo
, which we celebrate a man and a movement that did so much for this country, let us draw strength from those earlier struggles. first and foremost, let us remember that change has never been quick. change has never been simple or without controversy. change depends on persistence. change requires determination. it took a full decade before the moral guidance of brown versus board of education was translated into the enforcement measures of the civil rights about and the voting rights act. but those ten long years did not lead dr. king to give up. he kept on pushing. he kept on speaking. he kept on marching until change finally came. and when the civil rights and voting rights act was passed, americans still found themselves trammed in pockets of povr across the country. dr. king d didn't say this was a failure, this is too hard, let's settle for what we got and let's go home. instead, he said let's take those victories and broaden our mission to achieve not just civil and political equality but also economic justice. let's fight for a living wage and beer schools and jobs for all who a
crowley in washington. up next for our viewers in the u.s., "fareed zakaria gps." >>> this is "gps," the "global public square." welcome to viewers in the united states and around the world, i'm fareed zakaria. we have a really important show today. we're going to take an in-depth look at the u.s. economy from four crucial angles. first up, the big picture. and it's scary. from martin wolf of "the financial times." then a snapshot of the economy from starbucks chairman and ceo howard shultz. next up, the u.s. economy's breaking point. where are we weak incentive that's what the author of "money ball" and "the blind side, "michael lewis, will give his insights on. finally, solutions, what will fix the problems that ail us? i'll talk to tom freedman of "the new york times" about his book. >>> also, want to see the hottest new thing on the globe? take a trip to mumbai or shanghai. i'll explain. >>> and of course a few thought on steve jobs. >>> first, here's my take. barack obama busy apparently committed blasphemy. in an interview in florida last week, he dared to say that america ha
for joining us. i want to start with the drone strike that took out the top prop gan diss, at least for al qaeda in the iranian peninsula, perhaps took out the bombmaker for the same group and also took out samir khan. what's your reaction to that? >> well, i think it was a very good strike. i think it was justified. i think it is very effective use of our drone technology. thing i'm waiting for is for the administration to go back and correct something they said two years ago when they criticized us for "overreacting" to the events of 9/11. they, in effect, said that we had walked away from our ideals, or taking policy contrary to our ideals when we had enhanced interrogation techniques. they clearly had moved in the direction of taking robust action when they feel it is justified. i say in this case i think it was but i think they need to go back and reconsider what the president said when he was in cairo. >> i want your reaction as well because of your group that you work, but let me just clarify what you are talking about. this was an american -- actually two americans were killed, two
, formerly filing for the primary ballot. join us for an in depth look at the race for the white house, next sunday, 4:00 eastern hour. >>> new developments in the massive search for a missing baby girl. dozens of national guard troops are joining police and the fbi who are looking for lisa irwin in kansas city. the 10-month-old was last seen in her crib nearly two weeks ago. missouri's governor has called in the guardsmen to help cover more ground. jim spelman is in kansas city with more on the territory that they'll be encountering. jim what is the latest on this search? >> reporter: hi, fredricka. that's right. the national guard with the fbi, local police have been researching this wooded area here. just around the bend is the neighborhood where baby lisa lives, where she was last seen. that's just around there. this is the road that leads out of the neighborhood, back towards downtown or on to the freeways and all of these areas have been searched already. this pawnshop and the area around it have been searched. they wanted to be sure they could get a fresh set of eyes on it. they don't
this is a lack of any other leads. police it tell us they haven't made any breakthroughs on the case. they're trying to get fresh eyes on this investigation. take a look here, as you mentioned 25 national guardsmen deployed here to research this area a few blocks away from the home. these are especially trained mps, and they've been trained in it. joining fbi and local law enforcement here to just try to bring a fresh set of eyes, go through everything, make sure they haven't missed anything. here's what the national guard told us about their search. >> with the additional man power, they're able to research or search the area with like a fine tooth comb. they're able to get down in the grass, dig in the dirt, try to find any glues that helps. they're low crawling under bushes and vines. >> and here's exactly what they're talking about. take a look at this thicket. this goes on and on for probably about a half a mile around this field. this is where they've been investigating. this is an area they've cleared. you can see an old it television set, trash in here, they've gone inch by inch th
's empire. >>> plus, a u.s. senator accused of plagerism. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a visit by the south korean president overshadowed by the unfolding international drama surround i surrounding an alleged iranian terror plot. for the first time, president obama spoke at length about what the united states maintains was a plan to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states here in washington, d.c. let's go straight to jessica yellin. jessica, the president was asked about the links to the iranian government. what did he say today? >> he declined to say the highest levels of the iranian government had knowledge of it. he would not say that the nation's supreme leader or president was aware of it. >> i don't think the problem here jessica is that i have not been unwilling to negotiate with republicans. i've shown repeatedly my willingness to work overtime. to try to get them to do something. he had direct links. was paid by and directed by individuals in the iranian government. now, those facts are there for all to see. and we would not be bringing forw
for watching. i'm wolf blitzer. join us weekdays in "the situation room" from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. eastern. every saturday at 6:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. and at this time every weekend on cnn international. on cnn international. the news continues next on cnn. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> hello, everyone. you are in the "cnn newsroom." i'm hala gorani in tonight for don lemon. occupy wall street is now global. demonstrations erupted in cities around the world today in a display of worldwide frustration we haven't seen since this protest began about a month ago. this peaceful demonstration in buenos aires was fairly typical. this was the scene in london. thousands of people converged in front of st. paul's cathedral to hear wikileaks founder julian assange. he made an appearance today. several people were arrested in london. the most notable unrest was in rome. look at these images. police blame anarchists for taking advantage of the large gathering to throw fire bombs and break store windows, forcing riot police to move in with water cannons and tear gas. some of the protest
, guys. that's going to wrap things up for us this morning. but the conversation continues online. find us on facebook or twitter at cnnbottomline. find me,@christineromans. keep an eye out for my new book with ali velshi, it's called "how to speak money." have a great weekend, everybody. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to our special live version of cnn saturday morning. i'm t.j. holmes coming to you from the vegan strip. in particular, the venetian hotel on the vegas strip. this is the site of the cnn hosted republican debate coming up next tuesday. i'm joined this morning by my good friend and colleague, keeping things in check for us t cnn center, alina cho. >> good morning, t.j. this is cnn saturday morning. 10:00 a.m. in atlanta and still a very early 7:00 a.m. in los angeles. where you are t.j. and there's a lot to talk about. >> this venetian hotel will be the sight of the republican debate that with him be hosting next week. but already, one of the candidates is boycotting the cnn debate and several others of the candidates are actually going to be boycotting the nevada ca
by understanding the language of money. head to amazon.com now. stay connected to us 24/7 on twitter. the show handle i is @cnnyourmoney. have a great weekend, everyone. >>> you're in the cnn newsroom where the news unfolds live on october 22. >>> an emotional day for friends and family members of racing veteran dan wheldon. they paid their final respects at a funeral service this morning. the two-time indianapolis 500 winner died in a painful crash last sunday in a las vegas race. >>> saudi arabia is mourning the loss of a royal family member, the crown prince sultan died earlier today in a new york hospital. he was first in line for the saudi throne and was the country's defense minister. he was believed to be in his 80s. he had been battling cancer. >>> folk music icon pete seeger and arlo guthrie joined occupy wall street protesters. arlo guthrie said the protests reminded him of the unrest of the '60s. >>> an update. the protester that climbed a 70-foot high sculpture finally made his way down safely. when he did he was greeted by police who immediately arrested him. >>> louisiana governo
of san antonio texas. this is a town of campbellton. the u.s. geological survey says it is the largest quake to hit the area since '93. the earthquake was just over two miles deep and caused the brief evacuation of the federal building in downtown san antonio. welcome back. let's continue on in the breaking news on this thursday. the latest on the death of moammar gadhafi. president obama speaking within just this past hour in the rose garden. take a listen. >> today government of libya announced the death of moammar gadhafi. this marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of libya. who now have the opportunity to determine their own destiny in a new and democratic libya. >> no details from the president as to exactly how gadhafi died. there are clearly many, many questions about that. i want you to take a look at that. this footage shot today in gadhafi's home town. sirte. it appears to show gadhafi in custody and still alive up against that truck. it is jumpy, hard to follow. we do see this man purportedly gadhafi, in this semi upright position. clearly under duress.
and appreciate your taking the time to come on with us tonight. we know there's not a lot being done in washington right now, this big debate going on about the jobs bill but the campaign season seems to be the key issue for many there. just a few days, he referred to himself as the underdog. do you think he's still the underdog? >> it really does seem like president obama is the underdog right now. now, the conventional wisdom is an incumbent president has a lot of advantages. i'm sure that's true. i'm sure he recognizes as well with the economy the way that it is, that it's going to be a tough sledding ahead. fortunately, i think he is working very hard and he has a lot of time between now and next november, so i do believe that he's the underdog, but i also believe he's working hard at doing what america needs done and that he has time to make up the ground. >> mayor castro, you're a democrat in a red state. you work with republicans. you got to do it whether you want to do it and you do do it. i wonder if you were in washington right now, what is the one thing you would change to
for the united states, that all u.s. troops will be out of iraq by the end of this year. there are about 40,000, 45,000 u.s. troops there right now. jay carney, the white house press secretary, is now taking questions. president didn't take questions. let's listen in. >> they are here to take your questions about the announcement the president just made. after that, why don't we give your questions to them on that subject or other subjects they may be able to help you with, then i will remain to take your questions on other subjects. >> nine years complete withdrawal is in the white house's assessment, is this a victory for the united states and if i could bundle up just -- if you could answer that, then follow up. >> i think one of the more poignant moments in the secure video conference downstairs was when president obama congratulated prime minister maliki and the people of iraq for getting to this momentous moment. and importantly when prime minister maliki congratulated president obama an our troops an our diplomats for all they've done. so when the president laid out a vision for the
. >>> and one oil company, major oil company i should say, major u.s. oil companies, are raking in near record profits, so why are they still getting huge taxpayer subsidies? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> he skipped the last presidential debate and sidelined himself in iowa saying he wants to focus on the first of the nation's primary state. jon huntsman is betting almost everything on new hampshire, but is trail ng the state while romney is enjoying a substantial lead and now, huntsman is joining some of romney's sharpest critics in questioning romney's conservative credentials. jon huntsman is joining us now from salt lake city. thanks very much for coming in. >> thank you, wolf. an honor to be with you. >> george will, the conservative columnist writing in an upcoming edition of "the washington post" says this about mitt romney. he says -- you agree with george will on that? >> those are pretty tough words, wolf. all i can say is this is the time when this nation wants leadership. we've been looking for leadership for some time in the white house. we haven't found it
running program now escalating with a subpoena targeting the u.s. attorney general, eric holder. and herman cain is blasted by his rivals over a so-called 999 tax plan. we'll show you what it would really do. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we're following new developments in the alleged iranian terror plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states. among the latest, the u.s. has slapped sanctions on an iranian airline it says provided materials support for the plot. in tehran, the foreign ministry is protesting the allegations to a swiss diplomat in tehran. switzerland represents the two countrie countries. saudi officials are blasting iran over the plot. prince turkey, the former saudi intelligence chief, the former chief in washington warning, i'm quoting, someone in iran is going to have to pay the price. we're also digging deeper into the american citizen charged in the case. lisa siylvester has been investigating. >> the 56-year-old is the man investigators say is at the center of this plot and auth
are coming home from iraq for good in a few weeks. a special good morning to the men and women watching us on the american forces network all around the world, thank you for what you do. we are going to start with herman cain this morning, under fire from his republican rivals. this time for recent comments he made about abortion. and what a platform they had to take shots at him last night. a major gathering of christian conservatives in iowa. shannon travis is in des moines. >> reporter: a big night here in des moines, iowa. the iowa faith and freedom coalition, a gathering of 1,000 iowans, many of them christian evangelicals. six presidential candidates came to court their vote. rick perry, michele bachmann, rick santorum, ron paul, newt gingrich and herman cain. herman cain was on the hot seat because of comments he made to our very own piers morgan earlier this week. he was talking about the issue of abortion. he made very clear, unequivocally, he's pro-life, but asked about what about in cases of rape or incest and his answer was interpreted by some people by leaving some room he wou
carryinging fuel bound for u.s. and nato troops in afghanistan. trucks carrying supplies for nato forces are routinely attacked in that region. >>> harsh words from syria's foreign minister to countries that appear unsympathetic to his government, saying syria will take strong measures against any country that recognizes an opposition council that's been formed in turkey. >>> and those are today's top stories. thank you so much for watching "state of the union." up next for our viewers in the u.s., "fareed zakaria: gps." >>> this is "gps," the "global public square." welcome to viewers in the united states and around the world, i'm fareed zakaria. we have a really important show today. we're going to take an in-depth look at the u.s. economy from four crucial angles. first up, the big picture. and it's scary. from martin wolf of "the financial times." then a snapshot of the american economy from starbucks chairman and ceo howard shultz. next up, the u.s. economy's breaking point. where are we weakest? that's what the author of "moneyball" and "the blind side, michael lewis, will g
the attack on the u.s.q embassy in kabul. an update live from afghanistan in just a moment. >>> also, u.s. voters could be going from the shopping malls this holiday seasonÑi directly the voting booths. new hampshire, now threatening to move its first in the nation presidential primary to disease? why? blame florida for this one, we'll explain. >> and more cases ofok infectio and deaths relatedlp to that cantalourw recall. an important recall for you this morning. you cani] still get sick from tainted cantaloupe you ate two monthsr hello to you all. i'm t.j. holmes,xd 9:00 a.m. he inlp atlanta. let's start at the top of the season. a major player in the battle against u.s. troops inlo afghanistan, his name is hajee malee kahn. he's said to have been behind the attack on the u.s. embassy in kabul next month. troops guarding the embassy battles these insurgent attackers for almost 20 hours straight. let me bring inok ourq nick pey loss. or me int( w3kabul. can you start with who this guy is and why he is a big deal. >>e1 this is the operational leader forq a group in afghanistan, we're t
did not call his kids. >> oh, my god would never not call his kids. there is four of us. by the time, the fourth day, fifth day and sixth day, we knew something was wrong. >> reporter: so the children started searching on their own, pinpointing an area in california's ang lus national forest. the brothers and sisters with other family and friends began driving. >> we stopped at every ravine and looked over every hill. >> all of a sudden i just thought i heard a cat or a dog enough where i just said hello and it echoed down the hill. >> shawn lavau found his father thursday. the 67-year-old man had been missing for six days. >> i hugged him and we both cried, and i said, you know, how did you make it? and he said i drank the water in the river and i ate leaves and bugs. >> he was heading this direction. another car was heading towards him. had bright lights on so he flashed the lights on the car. i believe at that point probably swerved, went off the road. >> david lavau ended up right next to another wrecked car with a decomposing body inside. the los angeles times reports he wrote o
customers. >> molly, thank you so much. wee appreciate you coming up and taking the time and telling us all about it. your petition is at change.org. to give everyone the exact number of how many people you have. 204,931 people signed on to your petition. a way to take charge and make a difference. >> thank you so much? thank you, molly. >>> the bottom line on these fees the reason the banks say they're doing it new rules took effect a week ago which cap how much they can charge using a debit or credit card. they're upping fees on checking accounts to get back to even and way beyond. that's the problem. we went through the numbers and a lot analysts are crunching. only 45% of non-interest checking accounts are 43 now compared to 76% two years ago. banks have been upping fees long before the new regulations they blame now. average atm fees are at a record and have risen each of the past seven years. now, to bank of america. as we told you this week, the investment firm, credit suisse said if bank of america did as they did to molly, it would make more than it did before the regulations. it d
>>> this morning we're finding out what's next after u.s. officials bust open an alleged plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states. >>> an outrageous scene out of oklahoma. dozens of prisoners forced to give up after they're tear gassed during a rye on the. >>> and millions of iphone users will soon be able to cut the cord officially. we'll tell you what that means. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, october 12th. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." i'm carol costello live from new york. the obama administration could spell out tough new action today against iran in response to an alleged iranian plot to murder saudi arabia's ambassador to the united states. two men have now been charged including an iranian-american. one of the men still at large. attorney general eric holder spells out the charges against them. >> the united states is committed to holding iran accountable for its actions. they're charged with conspiracy to murder a foreign official, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, and conspiracy to commit an act of international terror
. >> carter evans. weren't you going to tell us about a green job? just give us one suggestion. >> yes, a great job, best jobs for saving the world, public schoolteach schoolteacher. this is part of the cnnmoney.com series. theseries. median pay, $50,000 a year. >> not exactly a great job, but a job that may save the world anyway. carter evans, many thanks. >>> "american morning" continues right now. >>> a brazen terror plot foiled. i'm ali velshi. the u.s. accusing iran of conspiring with mexican drug lords to kill a saudi ambassador on american soil. a bold scheme raising tensions between the two countries and putting american travelers on high alert. >>> mitt romney rising. i'm christine romans. the republican candidate solidifying his front-runner position in the latest republican debate while. >>> and forcing to use tear gas to control rioting inmates. i'm carol costello on this "american morning." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning. it is wednesday, october 12th. welcome to "american morning," and it is a busy one. >> sure is. politics and this amazing terror
about the chemical weapons he wanted to use on america, the country he was born in and the country that educated him and early this morning the country that hunted him down. around 3:00 a.m. eastern time, the u.s. launches a joint operation with the yemenis, a car believed to be carrying al awlaki is targeted. a u.s. drone fires its missile and one of america's top terror targets is dead. >> the death of awlaki is a major blow to al qaeda's most active operational affiliate. >> anwar al awlaki was a long way from the home when the missile found him in yemen. born in new mexico and educated in the u.s., he radicalized and became a leader in al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. implicated in many plots to kill americans, he was a top terror recruiter, awlaki's presence was felt in the ft. hood massacre. the alleged shooter, major nidal hasan is believed to have exchanged e-mails with awlaki before the rampage that left 13 people dead. awlaki is also linked to other terror plots, including the would-be underwear bomber's alleged plan to bring down a u.s. airliner two years ago, the plot
as we get it. >>> a pakistani doctor is accuse of o treason for allegedly helping the u.s. kill osama bin laden. he helped the cia gather dna from the ab abbottabad compound. >>> dramatic testimony in the trial of michael jackson's personal physician, trying to suggest the coroner's investigator made mistakes when she searched his bed roof after mistake. she said she found a saline bag in the room with a propofol bottle inside. >>> prince harry or captain harry wales as he's known in the british military is bound for the united states. he'll soon begin helicopter gun ship training at bases in california and arizona. those are the headlines from cnn the world's news leader. i'm monita rajpal, "world business today" starts right now. >>> good morning from cnn london. i'm nina dos santos. >> and good afternoon from cnn hong kong, i'm andrew stephens. welcome to "world business today." the top stories this friday, october 7th. european stock markets face further turmoil as moody's down grades the credit rating of 12 british banks. >> and could eu measures to change carbon taxes spark a ne
to follow-through this a debt solution. and here in the u.s., if we stop acting like ds and rs and fighting against each other and start working for the country, it would be better. it's really all about confidence. it's that simple. the economy boils down to it. it will be better than today and the american system works. that will help hiring and hiring means more taxes. there is an amazing statistic we pulled for you. 40% of the deficit will go away. that is because of increasing tax receipts. economic growth, 40% of our deficit, poof. we begin with an on the ground view of when hiring will start. we call it the strike team and told you about it last week. we will tell you about it again. it's a group of 20 ceos, investors and entrepreneurs who report what they see on the ground to us. i pick them because they want to see the economy grow. john chambers is the ceo of dow cisco systems. let's start with the big question out there. it feels like a recession to most of america. the big question is whether we go into a formal double dip. of our strike team, 70% of people said no, a recession
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